Friday, September 26, 2008

GBL = Google BackLinks

Number of Google backlinks is the most important factor, rising Your web page PR and visibility. It is important to maximise GBL number. Still, You have to keep in mind following:

- Backlinks from high PR (more than PR3) sites are valued
- Linking should be done via relevalt, keyword anchor text, eg
but Good SEO service site  
- No links from paid directories and link farms (with some exeptions, explained later...)

How to measure?
There are at least four ways:

1. Type in to Google and find the number of pages found - this is the number of GBL;

2. Use some SEO website, what gives You information about link popularity. Usually You get also backlink numbers from other search engines, like MSN Live and Yahoo. In some sites You can compare Your link popularity with other (competitor) site popularity.
Some examples:
SEO Centro (pretty good one!)

3. Download SEO software. Some examples:

4. Set up account in Google Webmaster Tools

It is very important to GBL number up. How -- in future posts.